FLEMINGTON, NJ - About 585 cars with members of the class of 2020 paraded through Hunterdon Central's campus Friday, in advance of the evening graduation.
About 100 staff members greeted the cars, cheering on the students and maintaining social distancing. Hunterdon Central clubs, sports teams, advisors and coaches made signs that were placed along the parade route, and the school's radio station, WCVH 90.5 FM, broadcast live from the event.
As each student's car approached the football stadium, the scoreboard lit up with the senior's photo and name. Then, Lisa Hughes, board of education member from Readington, joined district and school administrators in conferring diplomas to graduates at the end of the parade route.
"We're so excited to celebrate this class," Superintendent Jeffrey Moore said. "Today's events give us all unique opportunities to let them know that we'll miss them, and that we're incredibly thankful to have had the gift of working with them."
"I'm certain that, years from now, the world will know these seniors for all the good that they will have gone on to do," he added. "They will represent our school so well. We will always be proud of these Red Devils."